First off let me say that this has probably been the best Paleo Challenge yet from what I can see as far as participation and adherence.
You guys not in the FB group missed out on some really great food ideas, some awesome accountability, and some classic CFBB/CFSL support. But we’ll get you next time:)
I can’t “weight” to see your results. Many of you it’s visible just when you walk in the gym whether its that trimmer figure, that glow of health on your face, or those WoD times y’all are murking!
Good job boys and girls. So proud of all of you and you guys that are going to be finishing up shouting #stillnocheats, hats off to you too!
Hopefully this challenge is the beginning to a whole new way of how you approach food in general and in how you learn to love yourself better!
Fo the redo WoD, we’ve had some questions regarding whether to use the new bodyweight or the same weight as last time. We are going to leave it up to you, HOWEVER, we are going to recommend you use the original to get a meaningful comparison.
If you are doing the Paleo Challenge redo, DO NOT do the Wendler Deadlifts.
CrossFit is fun. We all know it’s hard as hell but it’s still a lot of fun. The fun really starts when you start to impress yourself, which will happen way after you impress everyone else.
After a while you start to understand your physical abilities in workouts. You know if there is a set of 21 thrusters, you can probably get 15 unbroken before you have to take a break. Did you plan on that break?
If you did plan on it, you made an assessment of your ability and applied a strategy to your workout which is beautiful!
Part of the fun of CrossFit is being able to apply a strategy/gameplan for your WOD. Here’s a few tips to making your very own gameplan.
1.) Know your physical capabilities.
2.) Set some tough yet realistic goals inside of the WOD.
3.) Push yourself
4.) Know the last minute or round or set will suck.
Apply a strategy to your workout today to get you through efficiently and quickly 🙂
“….nearly 40% of US adults now have pre-diabetes, a condition in which the fasting blood sugar level is abnormally elevated, but has not yet surpassed the type 2 diabetes threshold. These individuals are at high risk of transitioning to type 2 diabetes over the next 5-10 years.
Thus, nearly one half of US adults are especially vulnerable to acquiring (diabetes type 2) or suffering its complications.”
This is part of the expert testimony of Dr. Dean Schillinger in a case currently being heard in Northern California US District court where the city of San Francisco has filed suit against the American Beverage Association, requesting that they be legally required to place warning labels on all of their sugar added beverages. (Think soda, tea, sports drinks, yoohoo, you name it.)
Type 2 diabetes is a preventable disease caused by the body’s development of a resistance to the hormone insulin.
This resistance is developed by a frequent over saturation of the blood with insulin which occurs concomitant with the frequent ingestion of processed and high glycemic carbohydrate. (Think all those drinks listed above plus cake, bread, donuts, rice, pasta, potatoes, basically anything in the middle of the grocery store and anything in a gas station.)
What was once referred to as “Grandma’s disease” due to its generally occurring at an older age is now becoming a childhood epidemic.
Nearly half of all Americans are considered Pre-Diabetic.
You cannot get type 2 diabetes eating meat and vegetables.
CrossFit itself is potent in increasing insulin sensitivity.
I have personally watched CrossFit and Paleo reverse type 2 diabetes.
The workout you do today will actually have an impact on the way that your body metabolizes glucose (sugar) as well as how it metabolizes fat.
There is an epidemic that has infiltrated our community/society.
It is a problem that, if left uncorrected, leads to:
Lower Back Pain
I call this problem “buttlessness.”
The more technical term is weak or inhibited gluteal muscles. Weak means they are not firing strongly. Inhibited means they are not firing at all.
If you have been at CrossFit Breaux Bridge or CrossFit St. Landry for any significant length of time, you have likely heard your trainers make reference to the “posterior chain.”
The posterior chain is primarily composed of your lower back muscles, butt muscles, and hamstrings. Unless you have been doing some type of weight training, chances are, yours is weak or inhibited. A weak posterior chain leaves us exposed to an elevated risk of back injury as well as some pretty severe performance limitations and can even affect circulation.
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing “buttlessness” but some of the main one’s are:
Sitting way too much
Lack of awareness/training
Won’t squats fix this?
No!!!! Squats will actually make it much worse if you are not using the proper muscles at the proper time.
So how do I know if I have this?
One indicator is any of the above referenced pains. Another symptom of “buttlessness” is just that. You have no butt. This is a sign but not necessarily the most reliable one so below are some pictures showing some movements where “buttlessness” can be observed.
Above demonstrates both weak and strong gluteal activation in the standing position and at the top of the Overhead Squat while below shows the same condition as we see it at the bottom of the air squat and, one of the major offenders, at the top of the deadlift.
Model Cred: Alexandra Robin Level 2 CF Trainer, Superstar CFBB Coach
Oh no, that’s me! What do I do?
Watch for our upcoming coaching video this week for tips and strategies to overcome this debilitating condition!